Super 7 Challenge
The Super 7 Challenge have our free activity for anyone visiting the hutongs a few places in Beijing.
It's used in conjunction with our advertisement on page 9 of the Beijing Improbable Guidebook. You should all get a copy of this book. It's great!
The challenge is simple. There are seven questions, each one from a different part of Beijing's inner districts.
We repeat the questions here with extra clues to help you learn more about Chinese culture.
The answers are available by clicking here.
A “li” is a distance of 500 metres.
How many li away could people hear
the bell of Zonglou?
Clue: The tower is known in English as the Bell Tower. It is opposite the Drum Tower near Shichahai Station.
In Liuyin Street, by the west wall of
Prince Gong’s Mansion, the two
hearts in the True Lover Knot
sculpture intersect how many times?
Clue: The sculpture is near the point where Liuyin Street splits into two parallel roads.
In the grove, six doors west of
Pebbles Courtyard Restaurant, what
game is one move short of victory?
Clue: The game is frozen onto a sculture shaped like a stone table. Pebbles Restaurant is located in Wudaoying Hutong near Andingmen Station.
In the Dongyue Temple, which Taoist
department warns people to not
trade in narcotic drugs?
Clue: Each department is room full of full-size statues of people, spirits, monsters and animals. The Dongyue Temple is located between Chaoyangmen and Dongdaqiao stations on line 6.
the last Ming emperor
Chongzhen, which eunuch
killed himself in Jingshan Park?
Clue: Follow the signs to the Hanging Tree in Jingshan Park, which is north of the Forbidden City.
Just north of the Bell Tower is
Doufuchi Hutong. Which man
prepared such great tofu, he
gave this hutong its name?
Clue: Look at the plaque telling the story of the Hutong at it's east or western end.
Near the flagpoles of Beijing’s
Geological Museum, what is the
name of the polished stone with
beautiful flower-like crystals?
Clue: Beijing's Geological Museum is located near exit D of Xisi Station on Line 5.